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Mourning ring for William Erving

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The gold band designed as four joined scrolls with black enamel and gold lettering.

Inscription

"WILLIAM/ ERVING ESQ / OB: 27. MAY / 1791:AE 58"

Provenance

Mourning ring for William Erving, died 1791. Collection of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes by 1954; to MFA December 9, 1954, gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

1791

Accession Number

54.1482

Medium or Technique

Gold; enamel

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings